Indian navy ship repulses attack by Somali pirates

November 19th, 2008 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Indian Navy stealth frigate INS Tabar has successfully repulsed an attack by pirates off the Somali coast and sunk their ship, an official said here Wednesday. The Indian Navy ship was fired at by pirates in the Gulf of Aden late Tuesday.

“The pirates fired at INS Tabar, which is patrolling the waters off the Somali coast. The ship retaliated and sank the pirate vessel,” a navy official said.

Last week, INS Tabar had staved off an attack by Somali pirates on two merchant vessels - one from India and another from Saudi Arabia.

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